Ria Vanden Eynde was born and raised in Leuven, Belgium and has been drawing and painting since childhood, After completing her studies in mathematics and applied ethics at the Catholic University of Leuven, and gaining certification as a gestalt counselor, she worked and published in all these fields. Eventually, she transitioned to painting full time from her home in Leuven. She attended classes (atelier) at the City's Academy of Arts SLAC. Her first exhibitions were group shows in New York and Los Angeles. She also had a solo show at the Brooklyn Cluster Gallery after a three month residency. That show was reviewed in Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art. She has published an essay about her work in WEAD (Women Eco Artists Dialogue) Magazine. She keeps studying and painting through online courses alongside different style artists, most notably with Zoey Frank, Catherine Kehoe, Susan Lichtman and Jennifer Pochinsky.
2002 MA Applied Ethics, KU LEUVEN, Belgium.
2002 Women’s Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology, KU LEUVEN, Belgium.
2002 Gender Studies, KU LEUVEN, Belgium.
1993 Gestalt Therapy Training, Institute for Integral Psychology, Mechelen, Belgium.
1990 Ph.D. Mathematics, KU LEUVEN, Belgium.
1981 MA Mathematics, KU LEUVEN, Belgium.
1981 Science Teacher Training, KU LEUVEN, Belgium.
2023, Zoey Frank, Breaking the Space, Exploring the History of Pictorial Space, part I and II, online at zoeyfrank.com
2022, Still Life X3, Catherine Kehoe, Susan Lichtman and Jennifer Pochinski, online at theartdiggerlab.com
Zoey Frank, The Self Portrait from Observation, online at zoeyfrank.com
Zoey Frank, Painting Change: Still Life in Motion, online at zoeyfrank.com
2021, Zoey Frank, Multiple Figure Composition, part I and II, online at zoeyfrank.com
2020, Basic Course in Feminism and Contemporary Art, n.paradoxa, Katy Deepwell.
Feminism beyond the Body, webinar Aliza Shvarts, A.I.R. Gallery, NY.
Elles font l'Art, MOOC by Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
Women picturing Women, webinar, Patricia Phagan, From Private Spaces to Public Ventures, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, New York.
Gender and the Impressionist Landscape, webinar, Amy Kurtz Lansing, Florence Griswold Museum, Lyme, CT.
2019, The End of Art, Kristin De Glas, Amarant, Leuven, Belgium.
2018, June 7, Workshop Silkscreen Printing, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT, US.
1991-2011, 5 years, Intermittently, (Atelier) Painting, SLAC, City's Art Academy of Leuven, Belgium.
2020, VISTAS, TABLOO, Leuven, Belgium, September 1-October 31.
2019, VISTAS, Flugzeug Music-Art-Design, Leuven, Belgium, October 25-December 15.
2018, Changing World, curated by Sabrina Puppin, The Cluster Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, September 6-27.
2024, Postcards from the Edge, curated by Visual Aids, Berry Campbell Gallery, 524 W 26th Street, NY, US and online.
2023, SLOOM, Studio 9D, 508 W 26th Street, #9D, NY, US.
2022, Disrupted, online exhibition, sergiogomezcurates.net in collaboration with WO Foundation, March 14-April 30.
-, Postcards from the Edge, curated by Visual Aids, virtual benefit, January 8-14.
2021, Force, IncuArts, online exhibition, incuarts.com, February 1-March 15.
-, Postcards from the Edge, curated by Visual Aids, virtual benefit, January 9.
2020, Hello World, curated by Transcultural Exchange, online project June 20.
2019, Book about Books, curated by The Boston Printmakers, the Faneuil Branch Library, Brighton, MA, US.
-, A Book About Death, The Last Waltz, curated byLuAnn Palazzo, The Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, US.
2018, Art & Activism, SVA ContinuED annual event slideshow, curated by SVA ContinuED, SVA Theatre, September 5, NYC.
-, Dadabloge, dadabloge.blogspot.com, Mobius, Inc, Boston, June 2018
-, Postcards from The Edge, curated by Visual Aids, Gallery 524, NY, US.
2017, Postcards from The Edge, curated by Visual Aids, Metro Pictures, NY, US.
-, Don Quixote Migrations, curated by Kathleen McHugh, Artspace Mt. Baker Art Lofts, Community Room Galleria, Seattle, WA, US.
2016, Postcards from The Edge, curated by Visual Aids, Sikkema Jenkins & Co, NY, US.
2015, Postcards from The Edge, curated by Visual Aids, Luhring Augustine, NY, US.
2014, Mash Up, Collages in Mixed Media, curated by Stephen Lamia, Islip Art Museum, NY, US.
-, The Water Tank project, curated by The Water Tank Project, NY, US.
-,MADRECITAS 2014, curated by Madrecitas, Casa de la Cultura de Mexicali, Mexicali, Baja
-, The Gallery Tally, (EN)GENDERED(IN)EQUITY: THE GALLERY POSTER
PROJECT, curated by Micol Hebron, ForYourArt, CA, US.
2013, The Book Remade, curated by The Gordon Nash Library, The Gordon Nash Library, New Hampton, US.
-, A Book About Death, curated by Heather Matthew, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia.
-, A Book About Death, curated by Louise Weinberg, Queens Museum of Art, NY, US.
2012, Postcards from the Edge, curated by Visual Aids, Cheim & Read, NY, US.
-, Mobius Movie Night (2) Experimental Moving Image Festival, Curated by Mobius Inc. (with
the Seeking Kali Artist Collective, William Evertson, Susan Shulman, Ria Vanden Eynde), Mobius Inc., Boston, US.
-, Seeking Kali Artist Collective, METROPOLIS & X-JAM, curated by Ranjan Engticode, Manipur, India.
-, The Seeking Kali Collective, curated by Seeking Kali Artist Collective, The Second Avenue Firehouse Gallery, Bayshore, NY, US.
-, The Billboard Art Project, curated by The Billboard Art Project, Duluth MN, US, Chicago IL, US, Baton Rouge LA, US, San Bernardino CA, US, Richmond VA, US, Salem, OR, US, Detroit Metro (Utica), MI, US.
2011, The Billboard Art Project, curated by The Billboard Art Project, Baton Rouge LA, US, San Bernardino CA, US.
-, Postcards from the Edge, curated by Visual Aids, CRG Gallery, NY, US.
-, Woman: Secrets and Confidences, Donas Creadores, curated by Katia Muñoz, Gallery Centre Civic de la Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain.
-, Seeking Kali Artist Collective, C&S METROPOLIS - Season I: GENESIS, curated by Ranjan Engticode, @ R&B Club, Guwahati, India.
-, Un Libro Sulla Morte, Omaggio a Ray Johnson, curated by Virginia Milici, Centrale Libreria Costaneiro Galleria Piazza Giorgione, Castelfranco, Veneto, (Treviso) Italy.
-, A Book About Death: Life, curated by Ann Stoddard, Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery, Harper Center for the Arts, Presbyterian College, SC, US.
-, A Book About Death, The Ties That Bind, curated by LuAnn Palazzo, The Second Avenue Firehouse Gallery, NY, US.
-, A Book About Death, curated by Kathleen McHugh and Almendra Sandoval, QUETZALCOATL GALLERY, Seattle, WA, US.
2010, Signs of our Times, curated by Mobius Inc., Mobius Inc., Boston, US.
-, The Prostitution of Art, curated by Mobius Inc., Mobius Inc., Boston, US.
-, Postcards from the Edge, curated by Visual Aids, ZieherSmith, NY, US.
-, Femmine, curated by Mariagrazia Benvenuti, FABBRICAIMMAGINE lab, Roma, Italy.
-, A Book About Death, curated by Natasa Stanisic and Ivana Rezek Vladimir Nazor Library, Ilica,
-, Um Libro Sobre A Morte, curated by Angela Ferrarra, MuBE, Brasil.
-, A Book About Death, curated by Luc Fierens, Exit11, Brussels, Belgium.
-, A Book About Death, curated by Bibiana Padilla Maltos and Sheila Dollente, San Diego State
University, San Diego, US.
-, A Book About Death, curated by Sonja Benskin Mesher, MoMA, Wales, UK.
-, A Book About Death, curated by Louise Millmann & Rob Gilmer, RNG Gallery, Omaha, US.
-, Ray Johnson and A Book About Death, curated by LuAnn Palazzo and Joan Harrison, SAL Art Gallery CW Post Campus of Long Island University in Brookville, NY, US.
-, A Book About Death, curated by John Moriarty and Melissa McCarthy, Belknap Mill, Laconia NH, US.
-, A Book About Death, curated by Cecil Touchon, The Fluxmuseum, TX, US.
2009, A Book About Death, curated by Matthew Rose, The Emily Harvey Gallery, NY, US.
-, A Book About Death, curated by Mara Thompson, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, US.
2023, SVA Residency Alumni Network, online, September-December 2023.
2019, Printmaking Residency, The Rogers Lake Art Studio, Lyme, CT.
2018, Artist Residency at The Brooklyn Art Cluster, Brooklyn, NY, US.
-, Mono Printing Residency, William Evertson, East Hampton, CT, US.
2014, SVA, Summer Studio Residency, Painting and Mixed Media, NY, US.
-, Solar Plate Etching Residency, William Evertson, East Hampton, CT, US.
2012, Seeking Medusa, curating, with Bill Evertson and Susan Shulman.
2011, Seeking Kali, curating, with Bill Evertson and Susan Shulman.
-, F**k the big C, curating, Eve-N-odd Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL, US.
2010, cofounder of The Seeking Kali Artist Collective.
2009, curating, online blog project, The Body-Nothing Else (womenartistschangingbodies.blogspot.com).
2021, ‘Kunstenares schildert over gender bias in medisch onderzoek,' published on Leuven Actueel, leuvenactueel.be, 15 Februari 2021.
2020, ‘Belgian Artist puts her painting brush on gender bias in biomedical research as covid-19 spreads around the world, published on amplifiedartnetwork.com, June 15, 2020.
2019, ‘Face-to-Face,’ published in Average Art Magazine 30, January 2019.
2018, Mark Bloch, Changing World by Ria Vanden Eynde at The Cluster Gallery in ‘The Best Art in the World,’ Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art, September 2018.
2011, Hrag Vartanian, Seeking Kali stops by Hyperallergic HQ, September 16, 2011.
2021, Vanden Eynde Ria, 'Shaping a Feminist Activist Painting Practice,' WEAD Magazine, Issue no. 12, Taking Action, October 2021.
2016, Vanden Eynde Ria, ‘OBJECT! An Artistic Play on Words with respect to the Portrayal of Women,’ United Projects Newsletter, Issue XVIII submission #1, 12.16
2004, Vanden Eynde Maria (Ria), 'Reflections on Martha Nussbaum’s Work on Compassion from a Buddhist Perspective,' in The Journal of Buddhist Ethics, Volume 11.
1999, Vanden Eynde Ria, 'Buddhism and Gestalt,' in The Gestalt Journal, Vol. XXII, No. 2.
1993, Vanden Eynde Ria, 'On not 'knowing,' in VOICES: the art and science of psychotherapy, Volume 29, Number 3, Fall 1993, Mentors, Heroes and Fools.
Seeking Kali, Artist Book, limited ed. print portfolio, with Susan Shulman and William Evertson, copies are in KADOC, KULeuven, Belgium, and The Archives of The State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.
Private Collections of Joonhyun Hwang, William Evertson, Marianita Faraino.
WIA, Women in Art Community, Brussels, Belgium.